Fascinating short history of the life and legends of Romulus and the foundation of Rome and the Roman empire. There is political intrigue, social foundation and mystery/magic in this telling of this long distant time in history. It is a fitting way to encounter the stories of Romulus. This book will not leave indifferent those who love the history of ancient mythology.
This book covers the whole history of England after the death of Richard 1. Great emphasis is placed on the coming to power of Richard 2. His overthrow and death are also described in detail by the author. Jacob Abbott offers a more complete picture as is possible, within such limits, of the ideas and principles, the manners and customs.
This book takes you inside the life and times of one of the most notoriously monstrous emperors of history. This story helps to expand your knowledge of history. Easy-to-read story about an ominous leader. We all hear some of the horror stories about Nero, but this provided a better look in the situations around him at the time.
What Jacob Abbott really appreciates is his ability to uncover and animate well-known characters. So, for example, he did with Peter the Great. Most of the story is dedicated to the achievements of the great leader. But at the same moment he can describe the cruelty that lives in Peter the Great. What was particularly interesting in this book was Peter’s conflict with his son Alexis; it was an emotionally powerful narrative.
Richard 3 went down in history as a great king. He was the last king from the House of York. Jacob Abbott remembers historical events from an impartial point of view. His text not only covers Richard III, but details events of his brother Edward IV’s life, plus various other major individuals involved with the War of the Roses.
This is not just a story, but a biography of Cleopatra, an evil woman who studies the effect of poison on her prisoners, and the lover of the art of seduction.Wars and conflicts are highlighted, making an intriguing story. Cleopatra should be included in the list of the most sinister people in the world. Because of it, two nations could be destroyed. All these events are described in detail in the book.
This is a classic historical book about medieval life, in the time of William the Conqueror. This book will appeal to those who are delighted with the legends, knights and kings. As in all the stories of Jacob Abbott, he helps to know really interesting details. Jacob Abbott explain? how the geography and weather patterns of the English Channel influencedt he reign of William the Conqueror.
This is another story about a famous person. Richard the Lionhearted as he is known such a large historical figure in Europe, especially in the period of the crusades. Ideal for those who begin to study the history and biography of Richard 1. For a short period of time you will be able to learn a lot of useful information.
This story provides background information about Cyrus, who is mentioned in the Bible. Cyrus is the king who liberated the Jews from Babylonian captivity. Abbott’s talent lies in the fact that, thanks to some of the details of his story, he simply animates the characters. This book has been noted by everyone, even Abraham Lincoln.
The story mainly concerns the invasion of Xerxes in Greece and the burning of Athens, which was the main event in his career. The author emphasized how the war destroyed the population and productivity of the lands through which Xerxes had led his army, and also how it affected the prosperity of his own Median country. Most of the book is devoted to the campaign on the war. A brief history that contains many events.
What else can impress in the history of Queen Elizabeth? However, Jacob Abbott was able to show us the other secret aspects of the queen’s life. The author is doing a tremendous job describing the area in which she lived, as well as a thorough description of the people who formed her. She was a queen to be admired.
This is a story about a historical figure written by Abbott. The author describes in detail the youth of Caesar nd his role in the Sylla and Marius conflict. Readers learn a lot of interesting facts. One of which is revealed at the end of the book, namely the murder of Caesar on the day when he was going to be crowned King of the Roman Empire.
Jacob Abbott’s biography of Margaret of Anjou is written in simple manner, making it digestible for the reader who dislikes the stuffy story. Margaret of Anjou was remembered as one of the most unfortunate queens that I could not love the people. She was not afraid to do what it took to keep her throne. Surprisingly, the author is still trying to portray Margaret of Anjou as a hero.
Darius the Great has a historical background, like many other books by Jacob Abbott. The plot of the dramatic series of events in the ancient history of the Middle East. The main character, Darius, is the benchmark for half of humanity, having overcome with many difficulties, namely, the uprisings, he was able to win the trust of humanity. Fascinating story that turned another page of world history.
This story is about Hannibal Barca, who was compared to Julius Caesar. Virtually every family in Rome lost a family member because of Hannibal in the fifteen years he spent occupying Italy. He never lost a battle with the Romans in fifteen years of fighting them, and he was in the minority in each of their battles.This book is excellent to introduce you to one of the most important figures of the ancient world.
Jacob Abbott was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographieHistory of King Charles the First of England is a simple and sympathetic story of the life and reign of Charles I. Thanks to the simple writing, Abbott immerses us in historical times. This book is unique in that at one moment you can find answers to long-standing questions or get new knowledge, and at another time you have new questions.
Jacob Abbott gave us the opportunity to plunge past. To step back in time a read about a man who had such an impact of the world. The author takes you into the tent of Alexander and you can see with his eyes that very way to the top. The author in detail show chronological events of Alexander, right from his birth to his death.
It’s a brief review of the life of King Alfred, but with very detailed events. A truly moving account of one of England’s greatest heroes. The author, in turn, was again able to passionately convey those events, that atmosphere of that time. Explains why he has been named and considered so „"great."” Alfred really deserved the title.
The most amazing thing about this story is that we can feel the life story of Genghis Khan. Starting from being the son of a minor chieftain in Mongolia to becoming the ruler of arguably the largest empire in history. His name itself caused so much terror in the minds of the countries he invaded, that most of them just gave him the keys to their kingdoms hoping that he won’t kill them all.The book „Genghis Khan” will tell you the story of the great ruler.
Charles the Second is the story of Prince Charles, who, after his father’s death, came to the throne. In a sense, this is a continuation of the book „Charles the First.” However, we watch the fate of the newly-made ruler, who is being pursued by his father’s misfortunes. Charles the Second had a difficult fate, he even had to flee the country.
One of those stories that can drop you deep into your soul and feel the moments of the life of Mary Queen. Always considered a threat by the Protestants and the English throne. She didn’t have any one to trust, not even her own people. This book explains well the ambiguous personal life of a great but extremely unfortunate woman.